The Red Backpack Fund

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation and GlobalGiving

U.S. CITIzens and residents
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The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation and GlobalGiving established The Red Backpack Fund to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19. The Fund will be issuing a minimum of 1,000 grants to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by the crisis.


  • One-time grants of $5,000
  • A free annual All-Access Pass to MasterClass
  • A red backpack - the official icon of The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation

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Majority women-owned businesses and nonprofits with: 

  • Annual revenues less than $5M
  • At least one additional paid employee and fewer than 50 individuals on staff 

Businesses must be in good standing and incorporated as a legal entity, and be able to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing hardship.

Sole proprietors are not currently eligible to apply.

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  • Application windows will open in monthly cycles
  • 200 winners will be selected each cycle
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